Something You Should Know about Business Strategy


Be More Convincing

May 26, 2016

 

Interview with Dan Roam, author of the book Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When we’re talking with other people socially or professionally our ideas and the stories we tell are really just a string of words.

 

Dan Roam:
The problem is that unless those ideas are really, really crystal clearly formed they’re just kind of like big fluffy clouds. We talk about this one for a moment and then it passes away and the next one comes along and we completely forget about the previous one.
 


Dan Roam

How Willpower Really Works

May 23, 2016

 

Interview with John Tierney, author of the book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to have strong self-control and willpower don’t ask too much of it.

 

John Tierney:
The people that have the best self-control are the people who have structured their lives so that they’re not exercising it all day long. They realize that it’s this finite resource that it gets depleted. 
 


John Tierney

How Relationships Affect Success

May 19, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Power Of The Other

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to success in life whether it’s career, romance, health or wealth…

 

Dr. Henry Cloud:
All of those things statistically are proven to be affected by who you surround yourself with.
 


Dr. Henry Cloud

Starting A Successful New Business

May 17, 2016

 

Interview with Michael Glauser, author of the book Main Street Entrepreneur

 

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 Mike Carruthers:
Staring your own business sounds like a great idea but what kind of business should you start?

 

Michael Glauser:
You really have to create a product or a service that is missing or that you can do better than someone else. And you have to willing to put in the time and the energy and that carries you through the difficult times that you will for sure face.
 


Michael Glauser

Being More Productive

May 4, 2016

 

Interview with Jonathan Fields, author of the book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the minds of many being productive and doing great work means working hard, nose to the grindstone – but that’s only part of the process.

 

Jonathan Fields:
The really big insights and ideas usually come when we work really hard and then we step away.
 


Jonathan Fields

Elements Of Innovation

April 21, 2016

 

Interview with Hal Gregersen, co-author of the book The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One way to discover how great innovators create their ideas is to ask them.

 

Hal Gregersen:
So we met with people like Jeff Bezos at Amazon and asked how did he get this great idea that turned into a company called Amazon.
 


Hal Gregersen

Getting Important Things Done

April 18, 2016

 

Interview with Charles Duhigg, author of the book Smarter, Faster, Better

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You know those people who seem to get more done in a day than you do – how do you they do it?
 It starts with your to-do list.

 

Charles Duhigg:
The way I used to write to-do lists is I would sort of write just a list of tasks. And I’d put at the top of the page the easiest things right? Because it feels so good to sit down and kind of cross them off.
 


Charles Duhigg

Dealing With Interruptions

March 28, 2016

 

Interview with Doug Conant, author of the book TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (J-B Warren Bennis Series)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Interruptions, you might consider them an unwanted nuisance but actually interruptions have become a big part of our day.

 

Doug Conant:
Basically the average knowledge worker is interrupted every 11 minutes by some interruption or another. Basically we’re living in the interruption age.
 


Douglas Conant

Key Ingredients For Success

March 24, 2016

 

Interview with Mary Spio, author of the book 7 Game Changing Traits For Uncommon Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
A good idea and lots of talent are both important for success but there’s more to it.

 

Mary Spio:
Everybody’s talented, everybody has a talent the world is full of talented people but without the hustle, without the hard work nothing happens – absolutely nothing happens.
 


Mary Spio

Finding Success Vs Meaning In Life

March 17, 2016

 

Interview with Kent Keith, author of the book Do It Anyway: Finding Personal Meaning and Deep Happiness by Living the Paradoxical Commandments

 

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Mike Carruthers:
 Success is good. Everybody wants to be successful - but success isn't everything.

 

Kent Keith:
The search for success and the search for meaning are not the same search. There are just a lot of things that our society says are important, like power, wealth and fame. And it's not necessarily bad but it's not especially meaningful.

 


Kent Keith

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